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Decoration of "couronne de fer" for eugene de beauharnais and dignitaries.

  1. 79,00 €

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Proposed by the emperor to his adopted son who was vice king of Italy , from a genuine one described by Guy Deploige in his book about collection Brouwet.
Such a decoration have been used by GIUSEPPE PRINA, minister of italian kingdom and have been recently sold (Etude Binoche et Gicquello, auction 20th june 2012).
"DIO ME L'HA DATA, GUAI A CHI LA TOCCHERA"

As king of Italy Napoleon was crowned with the "iron crown" of the lombards kings.
On 5th june 1805 was instaured the decoration of the Iron Crown, till end of Empire.
Then it was replaced by an austrian decoration, and an italian decoration from 1866.
So this decoration existed a long time after his creation, with different names and aspects.

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